“often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition” ~ Merriam Webster
“Fascism is a system in which the government leaves nominal ownership of the means of production in the hands of private individuals but exercises control by means of regulatory legislation and reaps most of the profit by means of heavy taxation. In effect, fascism is simply a more subtle form of government ownership than is socialism. ” ~ The Market for Liberty
I was trying to figure out what the “F” in BFD could stand for when used by the President of the United States. I mean, certainly the President wouldn’t use THAT “F” word, would he?
Froggy? Feathery? Fat? Funky? Fishy? Forcible?
Then it hit me! Of course. Fascist. Big Fascist Deal. Obamacare is a tax forcing us to buy health insurance from private insurers. The government will scrutinize our tax returns (via 16,000 new IRS agents) to make sure we have purchased a policy from authorized insurers meeting government standards…. if not, we’re in trouble! Sounds like cozy fascism to me.
Fascist movements arise under all-supreme and dictatorial leaders seeking to control everything and eliminate market forces.
Yep. Fits the Obama administration to a “tee”.
BTW. Gloating by political leaders who are anxious to get their hands into our jean pockets is so……..motivating.